Ratings: Nine’s Habibs and Seven’s Wanted suffer big drops for second episodes

Here Come the Habibs, Nine’s new comedy shed 25 per cent of its launch episode to settle on 944,000 metro viewers last night, down 314,000 from the previous week.

It was joined by the second instalment of Seven’s new Australian drama Wanted that slipped 22 per cent to 922,000, down 262,000 from last Tuesday.

Earlier, My Kitchen Rules also dropped 332,000 to 1,550,000 but was still number one for the night while The Big Bang Theory reported a big increase in the same timeslot. Over on Ten, I’m a Celebrity slipped as well with 653,000 watching last night.

Seven’s network share was down from last week but was still well clear of any rival with 33.3%. Nine was steady with 26.5% with Ten improving to 19.2% ahead of ABC (15.5%) and SBS (5.4%) that were stable.

Also on Seven, the network’s 6pm news took the number two spot for the night with 1,087,000 slipping to 1,005,000 at 6.30pm. Home and Away continued its good run at 7pm with 860,000 while the afternoon’s The Chase had 636,000 and 390,000. Later, 300,000 tuned in for Bones.

Nine’s top entry was again its news service with 1,027,000 and 1,014,000 and A Current Affair that followed was number one at 7pm with 951,000. Big Bang lifted 153,000 for a new episode at 7.30 drawing an audience of 944,000 with 915,000 staying for the repeat that followed. Lip Sync Battle later slipped to 542,000 with the afternoon’s Hot Seat on 557,000.

Meanwhile on Ten, The Project had 578,000 and 415,000 with NCIS improving to 554,000. NCIS Los Angeles then had 436,000 with Ten Eyewitness News earlier on 484,000 and Family Feud with 529,000.

ABC’s line up saw ABC News (827,000) steady with 7:30 (639,000) and Catalyst (609,000) improving. Countdown to Life disappointed with just 377,000 and Fake or Fortune managed 269,000.

For SBS, Secrets of the Scottish Manor Houses (228,000), Insight (163,000) and Dateline (127,000) topped the night.

Morning television saw Seven’s The Morning Show with 136,000 ahead of Today Extra on 116,000 and Studio 10 with 82,000. Earlier, Today (318,000) was just ahead of Sunrise (310,000).

See Tuesday 16 February 2016 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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